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Why could my scalp be itchy?

Why could my scalp be itchy?

Lots of options: May be seborrheic dermatitis a form of inflammatory dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin. See your dermatologist for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

See U PCP : For evaluation and work up , if he can't find the reason he can refer u to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red patches on scalp, not itchy. what is it? what causes that?

Red patches on scalp, not itchy. what is it? what causes that?

RED PATCHES SCALP: DONT KNOW WITHOUT SEEING. COULD BE PSORIASIS. DONT KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN THERE. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST SOONEST! ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

Dandruff?: Itchiness of the scalp could be caused by a number of factors. First try to eliminate any type of hair products that you may have used in the past( such as hairspray, gel, even shampoos etc.). If you have dandruff you can use a shampoo such as Sebulex. If the itchiness persist, try to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would make my scalp red itchy and swollen?

Several possibles: There are several causes including psoriasis, eczema and seborrhea. See a dermatologist to learn the cause and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Scalp is itchy red and swollen how do I treat my scalp?

Scalp is itchy red and swollen how do I treat my scalp?

How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If it is a chronic problem it could be psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, or even a scalp infection. Scalps with significant redness & swelling do not usually respond to otc treatment; i would suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to have dandruff. my scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Why do I continue to have dandruff.  my scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I  hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too!. The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I keep smelling this odor. Mostly in my room.Nobody else smells it.I take depcaote. My other theory dehydration? My scalp is itchy, oily, flaky! :(

I keep smelling this odor. Mostly in my room.Nobody else smells it.I take depcaote. My other theory dehydration? My scalp is itchy, oily, flaky! :(

See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficiency, seizures, sinusitis and partial damage to the olfactory nerve, depression and other psychiatric disorders. Get seen when you can by your physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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When I apply curd on hair , after rinsing wid water, its feels so freezy and even dandruff increases and scalp so itchy..? Help help please

When I apply curd on hair , after rinsing wid water, its feels so freezy  and even dandruff increases and scalp so itchy..? Help help please

Use shampoo: Fat in the curds is not being removed with just rinse with water. The extra fat may also be worsening the dandruff. Try using shampoo to wash your hair. ...Read more